Boston Legal: Checking Out Tonight's "Guardians and Gatekeepers"
Boston Legal: Checking Out Tonight's "Guardians and Gatekeepers"
On Monday last week, the fifth season of Boston Public hit the airwaves with “Smoke Signals,” which featured Alan teaming up with Denny's former flame Bethany to try a case against a tobacco comapny.  Tonight, the David E. Kelly series returns with Episode 5.2 entitled “Guardians and Keepers.”

Tonight on Boston Legal, the courtroom battles ensue as Alan sues the drug companies after a client asks for his help, given that he has been taking 42 different medications daily.  Katie takes a case involving a young woman who claims that she was raped by a guard when she was sent to a private drug treatment center.  Meanwhile, Carl works on a case with Shirley’s granddaughter.

In other Boston Legal news, EW reports that Julie Bowen will be coming back to Crane, Poole & Schmidt some time in November.  Bowen made her last pre-hiatus appearance in May 2007, when she decided to take the time off to be a full time mom.  She comes back in season 5’s tenth episode.

Bowen plays Denise Bauer, who viewers last saw marrying Brad Chase (Mark Valley, now on Fringe) after delivering a baby,  Bowen recently completed a recurring guest role on Weeds and guest starred in last week's season premiere of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Additionally, TV Guide reports that Valerie Bertinelli will be having a guest spot on the same episode in which Bowen returns.  Hollyscoop reports that series creator David E. Kelley wrote the part especially for her.  She will be the face of a cattle rancher dealing with mad cow disease.

Bertinelli, who previously appeared in One Day at a Time and Touched by an Angel, was recently cast as the lead in the TNT sitcom following the release of her memoir Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time.

Catch Boston Legal as it airs tonight at 10 pm on ABC.

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: EW, Hollyscoop, TV Guide, SpoilerFix
(Photo courtesy of ABC)

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